Audition Preparation Course in Sight Singing & Aural Skills

Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00pm from 16 August @ New England Conservatorium

Teachers: Russell Bauer & Corinne Arter


Established by Lyn Williams OAM in 1997, Gondwana Choirs is the leader in Australian choral performance for talented young choristers. Its annual National Choral School offers an intensive residential 2-week camp for choristers aged 10-26 years to participate in rehearsals, performances and workshops with leading choral conductors, composers and singers.

The National Choral School will be held on 7-20 January 2019 at the University of NSW, Sydney with all choristers in residence at Kensington Colleges. For more information and details on how to register for auditions:


This course is designed for choristers preparing for upcoming auditions for Gondwana Choirs and the 2018 National Choral School. The course is comprised of 3 x 1-hour sessions leading up to the Gondwana auditions on Saturday 1 September at NECOM. The course will familiarise students with the aural and sight singing components of the audition and will cover:

* Aural memory exercises, commencing with simple intervals and progressing to short melodic phrases

* Recognising keys on the score

* Singing and holding your part whilst another part is played over the top

* Graded sight singing exercises

* How to practise at home with the Mark O’Leary Sight Singing School online resources (included in the course fee).


Courses Dates: Thursdays 16, 23, 30 August

Venue: New England Conservatorium, CB Newling Building, Cnr Mossman & Faulkner Sts, Armidale

Course Fee: $80 (includes annual subscription to the Mark O’Leary Sight Singing School on-line resource) Enrolment: Complete the form and email to or PO Box 1313, ARMIDALE, NSW 2350

DOWNLOAD: Gondwana Audition Course 2018 info & registration form